Any of various sea basses, especially edible species of the genera Epinephelus and Paralabrax.
[Spanish, diminutive of cabra, she-goat; see cabretta.]
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(Animals) any of various serranid food fishes, esp Epinephelus analogus, occurring in warm seas around Florida and the Caribbean
[Spanish, literally: little goat]
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n., pl. -las.
any of several sea basses, esp. Epinephelus analogus, of tropical E Pacific seas.
[1855–60; < Sp]
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